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attack in left a for your people dead including u.s. ambassador chris stevens. makers have for already heard the acting cia director and watched a real-time video of the attacks. mistakes were made. we know we have to learn from this. many questions have been raised obamawhat the at the timeon new knew it was a terrorist attack. think the't intelligence community in any politicized intelligence provided to members of the. administration or the be solelytimony will the benghazi attacks. the general is not expected to about whether his conduct compromised national security. live on capitol hill, john gonzalez. >> keep us posted. the looming fiscal cliff takes stage of the white house today when president obama sits down with congressional leaders on preventing a combination of tax increases and that will take effect in january. white house says the president trillion in $1.60 over the next decade. say they will accept but not higher tax rates. >> in prince george's county is verdict in the bowie state university murder trial. jurors acquitted alexis simpson and on all charges. charged wi
, in gaza city. alex? >> reporter: good evening, diane. we've heard some very loud explosions all around us tonight as israeli missiles land. we've heard the disting woosh of outgoing rockets at hamas returns fire. tonight, it sees this burst of violence is only getting worse. all day long, rockets filled the bright blue sky, gaza militants firing on israel. at least one rocket landed tonight in tel aviv, israel's commercial capital. sirens blared. residents hit the ground. three israelis were killed earlier when a rocket hit their apartment in the south. this as israeli warplanes pounded the gaza strip. its target? militant groups, most notably, hamas. but caught in the cross-fire, at least 12 civilian, including that 11-month-old boy. "what did my son do to die like this?" his father cried. this is what the aftermath of one of these strikes looks like. a massive crater filled with cinderblock and rebar, with a strong smell of diesel fuel, several of the houses around were damaged very badly. and the residents here on this street tell us they hope hamas and the other groups keep firing roc
would test him. he was going to test me. it ended up being a test for both of us since we both ran pretty quickly. that was the foundation of our relationship. >> reporter: broadwell got to know petraeus' wife holly, both in the front row just seats away from each other during his cia confirmation hearing. officials say broadwell had classified material on her computer, which is illegal. but the fbi does not currently believe that any of it came from petraeus. and so far, no charges have been filed against her. she has gone into hiding with her husband and sons, age 4 and 6. for his part, petraeus has reached out to old friends, who say he is devastated. >> what's the first thing he said? >> he apologized. he said that he felt he let the team down. and that he obviously wanted to, to make it, to pull his family together and to try to recover from this. >> reporter: a long way from 2007, in iraq when he talked about the burdens of being the man then considered the nation's most trusted general. >> the job is so consuming, it is something that takes every waking minute of every day.
correspondent jake tapper here to tell us what the white house is saying tonight. jake? >> reporter: well, diane, senior white house officials tell us the overwhelming emotion here is surprise and, of course, sorrow, for a colleague and his family. white house officials were told about this on wednesday, the day after president obama was re-elected. they were told by the director of national intelligence, james clapper. on thursday, president obama was informed about this situation. the entire situation, the fbi investigation, as well as the affair. general petraeus called the national security adviser, said he wanted to talk to the president. at that meeting yesterday, he offered to resign. president obama thought about it and today called petraeus and accepted that resignation. the new acting director of the cia will be the number two, the deputy director, with whom president obama has worked closely during the osama bin laden raid, planning, for instance, and he has the inside track. but this does come at an awkward time for the cia. they are going to be called to congress next week to talk a
on that looming fiscal cliff on january 1st. >> reporter: that's right, george. he used that press conference to lay out very bright lines on where he stands on taxes and the fiscal cliff. holding his first news conference since winning re-election, the president took a hard line on his bottom line. there will be no budget deal without raising taxes on the wealthy. >> when it comes to the top 2%, what i'm not going to do is to extend further a tax cut for folks who don't need it, which would cost close to $1 trillion. >> reporter: in his previous efforts to strike a so-called grand bargain with speaker of the house john boehner, the president proposed $800 billion in new tax revenues. but now, he is seeking twice that. $1.6 trillion in new taxes over the next ten years. that's a bitter pill for republicans to swallow. speaker boehner has called raising tax rates on anybody unacceptable. but he hasn't ruled out limiting deductions and closing loopholes. and that could be the outline of a possible deal. >> look at what the president had to say. look closer at what i had to say. there's no barri
in gaza city and christiane amanpour in jerusalem, and, alex, let me begin with you. give us a sense of what's been going there on in gaza. >> reporter: good morning, martha. it's been very consistent pummeling of gaza by the israeli air force and a consistent launching of rockets by these palestinian militant groups. we are hearing the bombings going off rather incessantly. just a short while ago, a palestinian group launched a rocket from just a short distance away. this goes on throughout the day, into the night. around 2:00 a.m. we were woken up by this barrage of artillery fire coming from the navy ship just offshore, the israeli ship. the big question today, whether we'll see a cease-fire brokered by egypt and turkey obviously with the pressure of the u.s. and great britain, or are we going to see that ground invasion by israel? prime minister netanyahu said today they are ready to expand their ground operation. we know egypt d turkey are working feverishly to strike some sort of deal, but the signal, the sounds coming out of jerusalem is they aren't finished with this operatio
news questions about why they chose to use her as a spokesperson. watch dog groups say the use of broadwell was a brilliant move by a company seeking an edge in washington. >> people did not have to know she was his mistress. they knew he was friend with her. anyone in the agencies would know this is some one, petraeus will be favorable towards. >> broadwell is not the only woman who seems to have tried to been frit from ties to general petraeus. tampa socialite jill kelley used the name in the summer to broker a contract for $4 billion energy facility with senior officials of the south korean government. according to new york businessman, adam victor. >> ms. kelley made it clear to me that general petraeus put her in -- in this position. and that's why she was able to have access to such senior levels that they were essentially doing a favor for general petraeus. >> reporter: the new york businessman broke off dealing with kelley when she asked for an $80 million commission. no immediate comment from kel y kelley. a source said he had nothing to do with jill kelley's deal and
: that's right, josh. a lot of activity all around us this morning. there was supposed to be a truce for a couple of hours. but it quickly became clear that wasn't going to happen. as dawn broke, a series of very loud israeli missile strikes. israel says it struck over 150 sites overnight. some of those sites were rocket-launching sites, which we can see from here. and we've seen palestinian militants launching rockets from those sites into israel for much of the morning. israel says more than 300 rockets have been launched into israel since this escalation began. almost half of them have been stopped by the iron dome anti-missile system, which you can see working here in this video. meanwhile, some 16,000 reservists have been called up, as tanks and troops mass along the gaza border, preparing for a possible ground invasion. so, now, three days into this huge escalation of violence, no sign that either side is backing down. josh? >> a potentially perilous escalation. alex marquardt in gaza. >>> here at home, a security scare at the airport in phoenix overnight. a woman with a small
.have been >> they have no value. they see other areas are being taken care of and they overlooked us. hundreds showed up to local churches and aid organizations for food. very needed right now. it was another night of the cold for s.i.. thousands of still without .ower, many homeless michael and his family among gumbel. -- among them. >> mine young becerra, daddy, i home.o go said.youngest >> transportation is still a nightmare. drivers waited in o get gas andeep t people waited for blocks to catch the bus. >> where are the buses? >> checkpoints were set up to force people to carpal. door-to-door rescues by the nationalws and guard continued in new jersey natural gas fires burned. new york city will try to return normal. the marathon will go on, but say it should not, because it would strain the city's resources. >> this morning, workers from dominion and the american red f the state tout o areas devastated by sandy. >> team coverage continues with gonzalez at national power crews are heading out. >> it has been a very long weeks crew members of the dominion virginia power utility co
've got a lot more invest game to do. >> and john is with us now. a question a lot of people are going to be asking, did anyone smell gals beforehand? >> reporter: no, and that's what's so puzzling. no reports of any smells of gas in the days leading up to the blast. now, to give you an idea just how powerful it was, this is only a flew block radius of the blast, but it could be felt three miles away. >> john, thank you. our abc team on the scene all day today. drew smith, among the first to get inside that neighborhood and he reported in just a short time ago here. >> reporter: david, there's just massive destruction here inside this richmond hills subdivision on the southeast side of indianapolis. you can see there are bulldozers out here. people are trying to get everything cleaned up. what used to be five homes less than 24 hours ago are nothing more than rubble. at least 80 homes affected by the blast that went off shortly after 11:00 eastern time last night. windows blown out. and you can see the cleanup here is going to take quite some time. authorities are working with federal
raddatz, starts us off. good morning, martha. >> reporter: good morning, george. paula broadwell has surrounded herself with lawyers and has said nothing since the scandal broke five days ago. but for the first time we got a glimpse of her here in washington, d.c. overnight, we captured these images of paula broadwell, here inside her brother's home, having a quick dinner and glass of wine. still silent about the accusations swirling around her. caught up in the storm, now, the highly-respected general who commands forces in afghanistan, john allen, accused of exchanging potentially inappropriate e-mails with tampa socialite, jill kelly. after the pentagon's dramatic announcement about allen earlier this week, overnight, the defense secretary teamed to be backing off. >> no one should leap to any conclusions here. general allen is doing an excellent job at isaf. he has my continued confidence. >> reporter: an echo of what the white house said tuesday. >> i can tell you that the president thinks very highly of general allen and his service to his country. as well as the job he's done
. if the president and republicans can keep us from going off the fiscal cliff. >> some saying if we do go off the fiscal cliff, we'll go into recession, as well. >>> and take a look at this, thousands of "twilight" die-hards setting up camp for days outside of a los angeles movie streeters just to be there when the stars come out. and it's not just teenage girls. there's fans of all ages, anxiously waiting for the final installment. we'll tell you what the movie studio is doing to help them pass the time in line. >>> we're going to start with new details on the affair that's brought down the head of the cia. the decorated and celebrated four-star general, david petraeus, once considered a possible presidential candidate. it started in an fbi investigation between e-mail between petraeus and his vid videograph videographer. we start with pierre thomas in washington. >> reporter: the keeper secrets was keeping a scandal of his own. and just like that, a storied military career and life of service to country. the resignation of the cia director stunned a city not easily shocked. one of the count
at heart. >> there is a possibility, if you're the cia director, that someone could use, if they found out about an extramarital affair, they could use it as blackmail against, you sew, it's not surprising to me that he did the right thing and offered to resign. >> reporter: taking over the cia last year, his wife, holly, looking on. married 38 years to holly, petraeus met her before graduating from west point. she was from a long line of army royalty. her great great grandfather fought in the civil war. her own father, a retired four-star general. pef tray yus spoke of the young holly he met at west point. >> i'll never be able to adequately express my love and appreciation for all that she has done, but i can, at least, say here this morning, thanks, holl, i love you. >> reporter: over their nearly four decades together, the family moved 24 times, following petraeus' career. holly raising two children. and if petraeus was celebrated for his military discipline, for holly, it has been devotion. army wives have said, "she's one of us." just this year, she spoke about her favorite poem and
. they told us they've simply seen too many agreed to and then broken. david? >> alex marquardt in gaza city tonight. alex, thank you. men while, rockets from gaza are reaching deep into israel. sending families into shelters. abc's matt gutman is in israel tonight. >> reporter: good evening, david. there are thousands of israeli troops massing on the gaza border right now, just a few miles south of me. but there's been no deterrent for the rain of rockets that have slammed into here. four of them in this town alone, four of them where i'm standing. in this surveillance video, you see the plume of shrapnel and smoke engulfing the building, a car shredded. just today over 100 such rockets were lobbed into israel, nearly half intercepted by the iron dome defense system. the missile system which the u.s. helped develop has been knocking rockets out of the sky. instantly, radar detects rockets trajectory, firing an intercepting missile. so far the system has knocked out over 300 rockets, with a stunning 90% kill rate. israel has authorized the call-up of 7 can,000 reserves. tanks are already mas
us. senator chambliss, when did you first find out about this investigation of general petraeus and what were you told? >> well, i was not told about it until friday. you know, the intelligence community became aware of it on tuesday. actually, late afternoon on tuesday. and then, by the time it sifted through the appropriate channels, through the white house, we were told on friday. >> so, you know, one of your colleagues congressman peter king, chair of homeland security in the house said that fbi director had an obligation to go to the white house and inform the relative authorities, earlier, do you agree with that? >> well, listen, david petraeus is a great leader, a great patriot. and he's a guy who has probably contributed more to the safety of the united states of america over the last decade than any one, single individual and he's a good leader. and what leaders do, when they're put in a difficult position is, they lead. and he led here by doing what he thought was the right thing. and i think he did do the right thing. i don't think there's any question. but it would h
veterans day in a decade that u.s. troops are not fighting in iraq. >>> and with that, we take a look at weather from across the country on this monday morning. mountain snow in the cascades and north rockies from rain from seattle and portland and boise. some morning frost and freeze warnings in southern california, arizona and new mexico. showers and thunderstorms from cleveland and detroit down to nashville and new orleans. >> beautiful along the east coast. getting up to the 60s from new england to new orleans. mostly 40s in the nation'sed with section and in the northwest. >>> and when we come back this morning, being intriguing new research as scientists try to unlock the mystery of autism. >>> andelp wanted. why airlines could be scrambling to get pilots in the cockpit. >>> and twinkies on the brink. a nationwide strike could spell the end for the sugary classic snack cake. >>> welcome back, everybody. and some alarming business news this morning. could this be the end of twinkies? workers are there on strike at hostess bakeries around the country after the company cut wages an
of u.n. ambassador susan rice over the administration's initial reason for the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. he said they should, instead, take aim at him. rob and paula, back to you. >> a heated moment for the president there. preeti arla, live in washington. >>> and david petraeus will be on capitol hill tomorrow to testify about the september 11th attacks on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. petraeus was head of the cia when u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans were killed. and he did visit libya afterwards. his testimony, though, will be limited to the events in benghazi only. >>> and one more note from washington this morning. the president travels to new york later today to view firsthand the aftermath of hurricane sandy. thousands of customers are still without power more than two weeks later. >> our hearts go out to them. >>> and the president is keeping a watchful eye on the growing tension and violence in the middle east. israeli forces killed the top hamas leader yesterday in this attack. and they are bounding gaza again today. >> ab
the two african-american officers made us both a video called " driving while black the police chief calls the concept unbecoming and will hold a press conference at 6:30 to discuss the decisions. >> 3 people including a child had minor injuries after a minor collision with the montgomery county school bus. it happened on rte. 97 near rolling hills drive near the howard county line. a man died after falling more than 10 feet from a tree. it happened just before 1:30 this morning -- this afternoon on randolph road near wieden. demand was a contract worker -- the man was >> former cia director david petraeus was in the hot seat. he was not answering questions of bows the sex scandal that ended his career. instead he discussed the incident in benghazi, libya. >> this hearing was not only about what happened, but also why these stories seem to change. petraeus testified that the cia knew right away it was a terror attack but five days after the attack the administration was talking about protests. there were also questions due to his recent resignation -- recent resignation whether he would te
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who blew the whistle on the affair who brought down general david met tray use. she got e-mail so threaten sheg went to the 00 fbi. new details of the high-profile mistress at the center of the case. >>> caught on tape. the deadly blast rips through home, people scrambling to escape. investigators racing to figure out what caused the explosion before it happens again. >>> water world. unbelievable new pictures of the entire city of venice under water. tourists and residents battling high seas almost waist high. the most famous landmark impacted right now. >> crews are in it! >> road rage, a massive fight breaks out at the races after a battle on the track. watch this, nascar legend jeff gordon deliberately rams right into a k3e9er. the drivers running after each other, breaking into a fist fight. >>> and good morning on this veterans day. robin is recover, of course, her father, one of the many veterans who served this country for so long. welcome back. >> thank you very much. >>> late friday, cia director david petraeus forced to resign after the fbi discovered his affair with pa
. the fact that he was using a gmail account for awful this trying to hide things in the draft folder so nothing was truly sent. but they would have a shared account all in the draft folder that was the best that the cia director could come up with gmail? >> gmail? >> much lesser scale. some of the things you hear on the street. layman's reaction. >> from the dudes. >> dudes. >> like how you guys are trying to cover your hineys. >> not frying to cover. stories that make you go, hmm. the president talked about the looming fiscal cliff and what he said at the white house got a lot of attention on wall street. stocks sank because of fears there will not be a deal by end of the your to head off higher taxes and those steep spending cuts as well. the dow tumbled 185 points. almost 1.5%. overseas markets are trending lower this morning. the thing is, you hear people in other situations say the president, because now he doesn't face re-election is more than willing this team to perhaps let the country go off the fiscal cliff much more than he was last time around. so a real potential that every
to try and stop the violence. "the israelis are rejecting the cease-fire," a hamas spokesman told us. israel will continue carrying out massacres against our people. there have been talks but officials are staying tight-lipped. >> for the moment, rockets are still being fired in israel. we will go on with military operations. we're not excluding any option incling the diplomatic option. >> reporter: israeli analysts say the likelihood of a ground invasion is diminishing, that israel's top leadership doesn't really want it, but the conditions of a cease-fire are very far from being resolved, meaning the possibility of a ground invasion is still very real. bianna? >> all right, alex, thank you. now let's go to jerusalem, which has not been spared from rocket attacks in the past 48 hours. abc's global affairs anchor christiane amanpour is there with the latest. christiane, with talk of even a possible ground assault, how likely is a cease-fire at this point? israel said they're rejecting it as we heard from alex. >> reporter: well, not rejecting it. what we understand is that it is a te
or injuries. this stretch of mexico is a couple of hours behind us. most people could be still asleep. it hit 30 minutes ago. we are staying on top of this story. >> it is 5:04. and it's had to prince george's county where we are waiting to hear the names involved in a deputy shooting. >> he was trying to deliver a piece order at the home when john gonzales near the scene. >> the deputy arrived near the riverdale neighborhood at 7:30 in the evening. the woman who lived behind here witnessed the sun's death. >> the sometimes dangerous task of prove to be just thatriverdale. one of the deputies was serving a protective order when things turn for the worse. initially the deputy was invited in by a woman at the home. the officer was there to deliver the peace order to the sun. he stepped out of the room with a gun. the deputy fired one shot killing the man. >> it is frightening to know that somebody died here on our street. >> it is to early to know the nature of the dispute but we know sometimes members of law enforcement's in the middle. >> i am very concerned for all of them. >> we understand
-mails and the investigation that unraveled it all. >>> michael unmasked. a superstar who gave us "thriller." thriller >> obsessed with pills, shopping and his lost childhood. the explosive new book blowing the lid off the secret life of michael jackson and the question that haunts his fans. >> did michael jackson ever molest a child? >> and kirstie tells all. fresh off her furnish on "dancing with the stars" her battles with weight and falling for patrick swayze and the love of her life, john travolta. cia. >>> good evening, i'm terry m e mor moran. tonight we have stunning new twists in the sex scandal that brought down david petraeus, head of the cia. his resignation shocked the nation. a four-star general in charge of our nation's secrets admitting an extramarital affair with the woman who penned his biography. a simple e-mail cybertrail, his undoing. martha raddatz has the latest. >> reporter: when general david petraeus granted paula broadwell exclusive and extraordinary access to pen his biography, he likely never imagined it would lead to his downfall. but tonight, his reputation is solid, th
's. two weeks later ran the town is still picking up the pieces. brad bell shows us how. >> crisfield a long been called the crab capital of the world. if you have had to as a paid be -chesapeake- based seafood there's a chance it came from here. they took a direct hit from hurricane sandy. >> we have never seen devastation like this before. "she was home when the flood waters overwhelmed the entire town. the water reached her window. >> i lost everything i had first floor. >> you can see just how bad the flooding was. all through talcum the sidewalks are littered with the saudi belongings of these residents and in the heart of tel just ruined by s&p. in the midst of all this destruction, an amazing thing happened. word spread the town needed help and volunteers from all across the country have flocekd to -- flocked to crisfield 200 workers are expected to show up tomorrow. this began with a viral e-mail saying, "if you have ever had a crab cake, help crisfield." cooks i spoke to one man in oregon who is willing to fly here and help us clean up. >> evelyn so she will be forever gratef
they were providing to members of the administration or congress. i think they gave us their best initial assessments. >> reporter: when petraeus testifies today, he's expected to give a timeline of events leading up to and during the attack. there's been a lot of focus on petraeus' affair and whether his conduct compromised national security. petraeus isn't expected to talk about that, but solely about the benghazi situation. lawmakers say once they complete the hearings on the benghazi attack, they expect to hold a public hearing to disclose any information that isn't classified. rob and paula? >> in the hot seat in more ways than one. preteti arla, live for us in washington. thanks, preeti. >>> and today in washington, president obama holds critical meetings with lawmakers about ways to avoid the tax increases and spending cuts, known as the fiscal cliff. and later, the president gathers input from the naacp, the aarp, as well as other advocacy groups, as well. >>> it's time for the weather from across this country. wet along the california coast for most of the day. rain expected to s
. republicans want zero. >> the business community does want us to go over the cliff. >> if he uses different -- orage, whether their republicans amenable to an increase in taxes -- >> use the word "revenue." >> you have e an nancy pelosi taking the position that it $1 million, not $250,000. said make itas $500,000. movement ise the going to come. >> we are nibbling at the edges. know, but that is where comes.ement >> i is there a deal behind clod doors that that we don't know about? i don't think so. posturing at this point. >> the tea party is not as was.g as it the memberswho came back won in gerrymandered districts, boehner has more control of his caucus this time. >> what the president did oneive them two things is it gives them two things -- one, a big tiff with the act and the amnesty program, and number two, a big obamacare, $10,000 a family. >> mititt romney explaining to s donors when he lost the election. gov. bobby jindal, chris chriristie, they don't like that kindnd of talk. well, becauause i h politically suicidal. -- is politicallyly suicidal. awhile i say to myself, you are a
. >> keep us posted. we turn to a story you will only see on 7 tonight. d.c. police are searching for a group of men. >> this group is wanted for crimes ranging from robbery to rape. jennifer is live in northeast tonight. >> this is extremely scary news. police stepping up their patrols in the targeted neighborhoods. they tell you these suspects are armed and dangerous. [no audio] there are four crimes that began right before midnight on friday. we did speak with one of the victims. [no audio] we are having some technical difficulties. that was an attempted robbery. that led into a robbery of a 27- year-old woman. that went to a double rate, double robbery of two women. the men moved to their fourth victim. they tried to kidnap a 17-year- old girl. also near the capitol heights metro. the men were traveling in a red card -- red car. we have four victims, all women. we will be keeping you posted on this. >> thank you very much. d.c. school officials announced a list of schools that could be closed next school year. this is a major blow to many parents. money is being wasted on too
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